The Cross Party Group on Deafness has been registered with the Scottish Parliament for this session.
The MSP members are:
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 1.00pm in Holyrood. Papers have been sent out to members. If you are not a member and would like to join, please email your details and why you would like to join to the Convener Mark Griffin MSP Mark.Griffin.firstname.lastname@example.org and copy SCoD into the email – email@example.com – so that your request is included on the agenda.
Elections 2016 update
The Cross Party Group on Deafness has been dissolved until after the Scottish Parliament’s elections on the 5th May 2016. After the election, when the Scottish Parliament is in session again, we will approach two cross party MSPs to support the re-forming of the Cross Party Group and they will contact the necessary people. Please check the SCoD Membership Bulletin for more information.
SCoD provides the secretariat to the Cross Party Group on Deafness (CPGD). The Convenor is Jenny Marra MSP. The CPGD was formally established in October 2000. CPGD meetings take place at Holyrood.
For more information about the meetings and when they take place, please click here.
Meetings are open to observers.
If you wish to attend, you must let Kellas McRobert know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2013: March | June | September | December
2014: March June
2015: All these minutes are drafts are the meetings were not MSP quorate March June September
2016: These minutes are a draft as the meeting was not MSP quorate January This meeting was a joint meeting with the CPG on Visual Impairment and the CPG on Heart Disease and Stroke March
- Comprehensive and enforceable civil rights for deaf and deafblind people
- The removal of barriers in policy, laws and practice to deaf people’s equality and participation
- The establishment of appropriate services for deaf people, based on the concept of civil rights and equality
- The creation of opportunities for deaf people to participate in all aspects of life and to exercise their civic responsibilities, as well as their civil rights
- To influence policy, across the Scottish Government’s departments, that has an impact on deaf and deafblind people, their families and carers
- To represent the interests of deaf and deafblind people to the Scottish Parliament through meetings and correspondence with ministers and key officials To inform its own members and the wider membership of the Scottish Parliament about the issues that are relevant to deaf and deafblind people
- To meet regularly with organisations of and for deaf and deafblind people to hear at first hand the issues and policies of concern to them
- To provide, for deaf and deafblind people, the opportunity to have direct contact with Members of Scottish Parliament
- To monitor all new legislation to ensure that it is not against the interests of deaf and deafblind people
- To support change to existing legislation that discriminates against deaf and deafblind people
- To support increased access for deaf and deafblind people, as Members, staff and the visiting public to the premises, processes and facilities of Scottish Parliament
Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL)
ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults)
BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf)
British Deaf Association (Scotland)
Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group
NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society)
NESS (North East Sensory Services)
RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)
SASLI (Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters)
SCoD (Scottish Council on Deafness) – Secretariat
Scottish Sensory Centre
Stroke Association Scotland
Tayside Deaf Forum
University of Edinburgh
Visit the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Deafness page